Lowe Conference

The Lowe Conference is an annual retreat for current and former fellows, and current faculty of the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology.  The event provides an informal venue in which participants present and discuss ongoing research and clinical care of rheumatic diseases. This conference is sponsored by the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology and by the UAB Division of Continuing Medical Education.

The Lowe Conference is supported by a contribution from Jane Knight Lowe, a longtime Huntsville, AL resident and civic leader who died in 1997, at the age of 95. Her long time relationship with UAB stemmed from the medical care she received from Gene V. Ball, MD, Jane Knight Lowe Professor of Medicine Emeritus.


63rd Annual Lowe Conference, September 14 - 16, 2018


Bethany Lodge at Camp McDowell, 105 Delong Rd., Nauvoo, AL 35578


Claire Bombardier, MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Rheumatology
Director, Clinical Epidemiology Program
University of Toronto
Email address: claire.bombardier@utoronto.ca
Interests: Rheumatoid arthritis epidemiology, translational science, and clinical trials

Dr. Bombardier will present the opening lecture on Friday night, September 14, 2018, and another two lectures on Saturday, September 15, 2018 and Sunday, September 16, 2018

Richard M. Silver, M.D.

Director, Division of Rheumatology Medical University of South Carolina
Email address: silver@musc.edu
Interests: Clinical aspects of scleroderma

Dr. Silver will present one lecture on Saturday, September 15, 2018and a second lecture on Sunday am, September 16, 2018

Aprajita Jagpal, MD

Instructor of Medicine
Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Email address: ajagpal@uabmc.edu
Interests: Rheumatoid arthritis, Connective tissue disease associated Interstitial lung disease Gout and other crystalline arthritis , Scleroderma, Vasculitis

Dr. Jagpal will present her lecture on Sunday, September 16, 2018

S. Louis Bridges, Jr., MD, PhD
Anna Lois Waters Endowed Chair, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology
Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Bridges will present his lecture entitled "Magic Bullets: The Development of Biologic Therapeutics for Human Disease" on Saturday, Sepetmebr 15, 2018

Additional lecture topics will be announced at a later date.

Conference Archive

62nd Annual Lowe Conference, September 15-17, 2017

61st Annual Lowe Conference, September 23-25, 2016

60th Annual Lowe Conference, October 2-4 2015

59th Annual Lowe Conference, September 26-28, 2014

58th Annual Lowe Conference, September 27-29, 2013

57th Annual Lowe Conference, October 5-7, 2012

56th Annual Lowe Conference, September 30 - October 2, 2011

55th Annual Lowe Conference, October 2010

54th Annual Lowe Conference, October 2009

53rd Annual Lowe Conference, October 3-5, 2008

52nd Annual Lowe Conference, October 5-7, 2007

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